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The surname Batby was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
The name Batby, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Baptie, Badby, Bapty, Badbie, Badbee, Baddeby, Badbe and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batby research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1296 and 1323 are included under the topic Early Batby History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Batby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Batby family, or who bore a variation of the surname Batby were John Badeby who arrived in Virginia in 1623; Audre Batbie, aged 11, who arrived at Ellis Island from Pans, France, in 1907; Jean Batbie, aged 27, who arrived at Ellis Island from Pau, France, in 1916.
The Batby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Batby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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